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Blog: Kidney Donation: Both Sides Now, Part 2

There are two sides to every kidney donation story—the selfless decision made by the donor and the priceless gift received by the recipient. Richard Patterson III almost lost his father to cancer, so when his dad’s remaining kidney failed, he stepped up to become a living donor in June 2014.

Nominate Your Hero of Hope for Our Annual Award

Who’s the most amazing dialysis or kidney transplant patient you know? Nominate him or her for our 2015 Hero of Hope award! We are looking for patients who are making a difference in their communities and are an inspiration to those around them.

Take Action: Contact HHS Today!

AKF’s Health Insurance Premium Program (HIPP) helps more than 70,000 dialysis patients each year. Please join us in sending a message to the Secretary of Health and Human Services to request the government take action that will enable us to continue running this program in the manner that is best for patients.

New Online Course Series for Professionals: Cornerstones of Care

To help health care professionals in the delivery of a successful “health care experience” for their patients, AKF has developed the Cornerstones of Care series. These courses have been accredited by the National Association of Nephrology Technicians/Technologists (NANT) and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

Watch a Video of Philadelphia Kidney Action Day!

Hundreds of Philadelphians attended our recent Kidney Action Day, where they learned about their risks for kidney disease and received free health screenings.

1800flowers.com offers special AKF discount code for June purchases 

Friends of AKF can save 15 percent on any purchase of flowers or gift baskets during the month of June by using the special discount code AKFUND2 during checkout on the website 1800Flowers.com—and AKF will receive 5 percent of the purchase price as a cash donation!

Become a Kidney Health Educator

Are you passionate about preventing kidney disease in your community? Do you enjoy educating those around you on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle? If so, our Kidney Health Educator Program may be for you!

AKF’s 2015-18 Strategic Plan

Our new strategic plan describes our direction for the next four years as we work toward our mission of helping people fight kidney disease and live healthier lives.

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